Kids Across America Have a Ball Thanks to Thompson's® Water Seal® Brand
A one-of-a-kind donation from The Thompson's Company, makers of the Thompson's® Water Seal® line of exterior cleaning and waterproofing products, is proving to be a "major league home run" with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor-supported network of long-term volunteer mentors of youth. The brand donated a quantity of baseballs signed by four legends of the game to be given to approximately 3500 children at Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country.
Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 255,000 children, primarily those of single, low-income and incarcerated parents and is proven to help children achieve academically and socially.
The autographed baseballs, marking the "Littles" growth while matched with their "Bigs," are accompanied by cases and certificates of authenticity. Four different Hall of Famers are represented:
Hank Aaron – widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Aaron set a record for career home runs that remained unbroken for 33 years; he played for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Yogi Berra – this New York Yankees star was one of baseball's greatest catchers, and he enjoyed an impressive career as a manager after his playing days. Berra led both American and National League teams to the World Series.
Brooks Robinson – acclaimed as the greatest defensive third-baseman of all time, Robinson spent all of his 23-year career with the Baltimore Orioles. He won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards.
Nolan Ryan – Ryan spent 27 years as a Major League Baseball pitcher, and today holds records for career strikeouts and "no-hitters;" he played for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros and Texas Rangers.
"The Thompson's Company sees this donation as an opportunity to share a piece of America's history with the bright young leaders of its future," said Mike Kozlowski, director of marketing. "Big Brothers and Big Sisters does an amazing job of encouraging children to dream big and achieve their best, and we hope the baseballs will remind them that anything is possible."
ABOUT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps vulnerable children beat the odds. The organization depends on donations to help recruit volunteers and reach more children. Funding is used to conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety; and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to improve children's odds for succeeding in school, behaving nonviolently, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and breaking negative cycles. Headquartered in Philadelphia and with nearly 400 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves more than a quarter million children. Learn how you can change how children grow up in America by going to BigBrothersBigSisters.org.
ABOUT THOMPSON'S WATER SEAL
Thompson's® Water Seal® is America's leading line of deck care and exterior waterproofing products. Part of the Sherwin-Williams Wood Care Products, the brand is headquarterd in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. The brand is a supporter of preserving and protecting America's irreplaceable outdoor spaces through its VIP Program (Very Important Places.) The VIP Program donates funds and products to help maintain structures as several parks throughout the country, Yellowstone National Park and Niagara Falls State Park, just to name a few.